Reading Guides, Volume 9

Ten Women Saints To Celebrate in Women’s History Month

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath. She was elected magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136; she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical drama and arguably the oldest surviving morality play. She wrote theological, botanical, and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, and poems, 

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Excerpt:  Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Ageby Fiona Maddocks

 



 

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